• Student Opportunities and Events

    Summer Learning Experience

    The CMSD Summer Learning Experience will include fun and adventure in a safe environment for scholars from preschool through 12th grade. Please take time to explore your options, and starting Monday, May 3 you will be able to sign up for one or both of our four-week sessions. Opportunities abound for students to Finish, Enrich and Engage in learning.
    Click here for more information.


    What Should Schools Be?

    Student Survey
    A group of students from Cleveland School of Arts have been tasked by CEO Eric Gordon to re-envision how school could look and function in the future. In order to gather insight from students all over the district, they have created a survey for peers in other schools.
    Here is a link to a short 45-second video that introduces what the survey intends to do.


    Youth Ambassador Program for Plastic Reduction 

    NEW After School Program for CMSD High School Students 
    Program begins in September 2021; applications due July 31, 2021 
    Plastic pollution is one of the most significant threats to our planet.  CMSD high school students are invited to join professional members of the Sustainable Cleveland Plastic Reduction Working Group for this after school program to learn the basics and impacts of plastics and plastic pollution and the actions to be taken.  Topics to be taught include: Plastics 101, Recycling, Waste and the Circular Economy, Plastics and the Environment and Plastics and Human Health.  At the conclusion of this program each student will feel confident to present information on the topic of plastic pollution to friends, family and the general public and will have the most up-to-date and scientifically accurate information to share. 
    For more information and to receive an application, interested students should send an email to Cathi Lehn, City of Cleveland Office of Sustainability (clehn@city.cleveland.oh.us).
    Click here for details.


    Free student mentoring for grades 1-6

    This summer, we are pleased to offer free mentoring for students in grades 1-6 to help them get a head start on the upcoming school year after a year of remote learning may have put some at risk of falling behind.
    Mentors are available in-person and virtually to help students with math, science and language arts.
    Visit or call your local branch to make an appointment. Free, live homework help is also available via our Tutor.com service.
    Click here to learn more.


    What's Super About Supercomputing?

    Students in grades 6-12 are invited to discover the world of supercomputing and the incredible capabilities of the planet's fastest computers during a virtual program from the Ohio Supercomputer Center. Students will learn about Ohio's pioneering history in the field and explore how supercomputing can turbocharge their future. The session will take place via Zoom on Thursday, July 1 from 1-2:30 p.m..
    Learn more and register on the Ohio Supercomputer Center website.

    Great Lakes Science Center Summer Opportunities

    The Great Lakes Science Center just received funding from the Myers Foundation for 50 K-6 camp scholarships for the week of August 16th. Each scholarship includes Before-Care starting at 7:30 am and After-Care until 5:30pm. All scholars will also receive lunch and each camp meets daily Monday-Friday. Please share with our families.
    K-3 Natural Problem Solvers
    Ever wish you could glide like a bird, swim like a dolphin, or climb walls like a gecko? Science can help! This week, explore science in the great outdoors as you dissect fruit, observe plants, and more.
    4-6 Nuts and Bolts
    Break it down and then build it back up in this week all about machines! Try your hand at reverse engineering as you take apart objects to explore how they work, engineer real circuits, and experiment with making things move!
    Call Karyn Torigoe to register scholars
    Senior Manager: STEM Programs & Evaluation
    Direct Phone: 216-696-2760

    Free College for Future Educators

    An Ohio Scholarship Program for People of Color
    Ohio Federation of Teachers is committed to bringing more people of color into the teaching profession.
    • Scholarships cover the cost of tuition, fees, and books
    • Mentorship program to guide students
    • Tutoring and other support services are available
    • Specialized programs for learners at all levels
    • In partnership with Central State University, Easter Gateway Community College and The Student Resource Center
    Click here for details.

    2021 NFHS Virtual Student Leadership Summit

    The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) is offering a virtual student leadership summit on August 8, 9 and 10. Registration for this event is now open. To register and view more details, including the conference schedule and information on the speakers, please share this link with your student-athletes:https://www.nfhs.org/resources/conferences-meetings/national-student-leadership-summit/
    Registrants will receive a confirmation email and the link to the conference approximately two weeks before the summit.

    STEMEd for Girls

    Are you interested in the STEM fields and all the potential they hold—especially for girls like you? Introducing a brand new program created exclusively for girls in grades 9 through 12 — and for the parents and guardians who support their dreams and aspirations. Participants will also get advice and inspiration from STEM ambassadors/mentors.
    STEMEd for Girls virtual camps will be held from July through August 2021. This program will help students gain confidence, have fun, get inspired—and join a national community of girls and women. If you have any questions about this exciting opportunity, please contact stem@aauw.org.
    Click here to register.

    Free Homework Help

    Monday - Thursday
    Coach Sam's Scholars is offering Free Homework help.
    St. Paul's Community Church | 4:00 - 6:00 pm
    JFK Recreation Center | 12:00 - 2:00 pm and 5:00 - 7:00 pm
    Click here for more information.
    Questions? Call 216-835-4705 or 216-223-3020
    Nordson Builds Scholarships
    Applications Open January 15 - May 15
    • High school seniors or college students enrolling in an accredited not-for-profit postsecondary institution, including a four-year college, community college or trade school
    • Majoring in a field related to science, technology, engineering, mathematics or business and interested in a career in manufacturing
    Click here for details.

    The President's Council Scholarship

    The Presidents’ Council offers this scholarship program to Northeast Ohio African-American high school students with a GPA between 2.0 and 3.0 in grades 10th through 12th. 
    PC Scholars works with these students on our four pillars: academics, life skills, career preparedness and leadership over the course of three years. At the end of their time in the program, students are eligible for scholarships that could range from $1,500 - $3,000 from The Presidents’ Council that are renewable all four years of college and managed by our partner College Now. 
    Right now, we are recruiting current 9th-11th grade scholars for our program for the current academic year. I wanted to share our information with you to see if you could share it with your students and their parents. I would love to present this information to your scholars as well if the opportunity is presented. We do everything we can to help students achieve their dreams and become the best version of themselves. 
    You can find more information at our website, where students can also apply: https://thepresidentscouncil.com/scholarships/

    ODH Anti-Vaping Video Contest

    Deadline Extended to May 21, 2021
    The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) is sponsoring a contest for high school students to develop anti-vaping videos that will appeal to youth. Students are to create and submit a 25- to 45-second video to address the dangers and negative effects of vaping and e-cigarette use. Three videos and a People’s Choice Award winner will be selected to receive prize money, in the form of scholarships paid into the Ohio 529 College Savings Award, College Advantage.* Any video submissions may be used in statewide media campaigns.
    Click here for details.
    Click here for contest flyer.

    Free Remote Drop-In Tutoring Available to K-12 Learners

    The Community Learning Center at Cleveland State University hosts FREE drop-in remote tutoring via Zoom:
    Mondays: 4:00-5:00
    Wednesdays: 5:00-6:00
    Saturdays 11:00-12:00
    Sundays: 3:00-4:00
    Visit their website or contact me for more information.

    Tri-C Financial Aid Nights

    Are you a current or prospective student looking for information about the FAFSA or Tri-C’s financial aid process? Join us the third Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. for a live, interactive virtual session!* 
    *Sessions take place via Webex. Easy to access from any device.
    Click here for details.
    Parent University Virtual College Tours
    Typically, the FACE department offers college bus tours. Due to COVID-19 we are not able to take families and scholars on these tours. We have worked with several universities and colleges to offer virtual college tours. Below is a list of colleges and universities that offer virtual tours. Click on the below link to attend or register for virtual tours. We hope that you will take this opportunity to explore the possibilities in the virtual realm with your scholar. 

    Dollar Bank's 2020–2021 Tuition Scholarship Contest

    Seniors, win a $10,000 Scholarship from Dollar Bank. See contest rules and requirements for eligibility.



    FREE STEM Summer Enrichment opportunity!!!

    Recent struggles for social justice have awakened many in corporate America to take action. Dominion Energy is pleased to be a part of this latest effort with the National Society of Black Engineers' Summer Engineering Experience for Kids (SEEK).
    This national initiative provides high-quality learning experiences to those who otherwise may not have access to a robust STEM education.
    SEEK is a FREE, three-week summer program that offers an engaging educational experience on cutting-edge topics like drones and coding, all for underrepresented students in grades 3–5. 
    Now, Dominion Energy has joined forces with NSBE in championing this cause and scaling it into more communities. Dominion Energy shall serve as an ‘Anchoring Partner’ for inaugural programs in Richmond (VA), Columbia (SC), and Cleveland (OH).
    The curriculum will be adjusted from a typical full day session to a two-hour virtual setting.
    To learn more, view this short video, which truly encapsulates the SEEK program and how it is piques students’ interest and curiosity in STEM.
    Click here for details.

    Virtual College Tours

    Typically the FACE department offers FALL college bus tours. Due to COVID-19 we are not able to take families and scholars on these tours.
    We have worked with several universities and colleges to offer virtual college tours. The list of dates and ZOOM meeting links are below. We hope that you will take this opportunity to explore the possibilities in the virtual realm with your scholar.

    Girl League

    Girl League is a project of the Junior League of Cleveland. We are shifting to a virtual program to best support our community. In its’ 10th year, attendees will engage in an interactive workshop powered by the Soroptimist Dream It, Be It proven curriculum. There will be opportunities for self-expression, development, goal setting and creativity.
    Virtual | April/May TBD
    LOCATION: Zoom
    WHO CAN ATTEND Girls, 10-14 years old
    CONTACT Lee Ann Cochran, CochranLAS@gmail.com
    DREAM IT, BE IT Impact and History

    Tri-C Financial Aid Nights

    Are you a current or prospective student looking for information about the FAFSA or Tri-C’s financial aid process? Join us the third Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. for a live, interactive virtual session!* 
    *Sessions take place via Webex. Easy to access from any device.
    Click here for details.

    Virtual Learning Opportunities for Parents/Caregivers

    There are many community partners, agencies and organizations offering FREE online learning opportunities. Please check out the offerings below to attend a variety of workshops on topics which will assist you with supporting your family and gain new skills. These offerings include Online Computer Training, free high-quality courses, and career training programs online, and SEL and academic workshops to support scholars and families. Check them out on our Parent University webpage.